Abul Hasan Qutb Shah was the eighth and last ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, who ruled the kingdom of Golconda in south India. He ruled from 1672 to 1687.
He was nicknamed as ‘Tana Shah’ even before he was contender to the throne of Golconda by his teacher, a Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Raju Qattal. Abul Hassan had a good voice and sang well. He also had a certain innocence about him. Shah Raju, the Sufi Saint, therefore, gave him the nickname of `Tana Shah’ which means a child saint. He was also known as Tani Shah, meaning “benevolent ruler”.
Unfortunately his name is now synonymous with dictatorship
His tomb remains incomplete